Thursday, October 1, 2009

Happy Anniversary VDBC!!!!!!


Happy Anniversary VDBC!!!!! Visual Designs by Chris is celebrating their one year anniversary, and a party is what it is going to be. It would be silly not to check this out. Freebies, Freebies, and Freebies, oh and did I mention all of the drawings that have awesome prizes in them. All you have to do is go into the VDBC Forum and sign up for the drawings!!! In honor of this event I am giving away a free file for every day of the celebration. For instance today I am giving away one free file for Oct 1st, tomorrow I will give away 2 free files, then on Saturday will be 3 free files and finally on Sunday the 4th I will have 4 free files for the taking. So here is the first free file I hope you love it as much as I do. Enjoy!!
Click here for the file and the password is iagreetous.

One more thing!!! Race over to Visual Designs by Chris for some awesome anniversary specials!!!!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Back on track with a free file!!!


Sorry for the amount a time that has gone by, but in my defense I have had alot of things going on. I promise from here out to atleast have a new post once a week. I will be posting a free file once a week also. This next free file was just something I thought of as I was going through my scrapbook supplies and thinking about the different crops that I would like to attend in the next several months.It is available in KNK, AI, SVG, GSD, and WPC So here it is just click here . Password is iagreetou. Have fun with it and get to that next crop if you can!!!

Saturday, August 15, 2009

OH BABY!!!!

Yes that is right, I am expecting. After two years of trying to have a baby the Lord has smiled upon us. Did you know that the bible says children are a reward. We are so happy!!!
Here is some history of us. Before we were wed I was diagnosed with Endometriosis and they told me that they didn't think we could have children but if we wanted them that now would be our best shot. ( I had just had a surgery that burned most of the endo they had found.) So we walked away alittle overwhelmed but knew that we both wanted children and also that we wanted to spend the rest of our lives together. So we were married a small humble wedding. Afterwards we had a church pray over us and within 3 weeks we were pregnant with our daughter who is now 11. When Malia was 3 mths old my endo started coming back and the docs just told me it was depression. We went ahead and started trying for another child in fear that we would not be able to have another child. Since my doctor would not listen to anything I figured it was time to move on. Ladies let me tell you this always listen to your body and the Holy Spirit let it guide you and do not let any doctor tell you that you are wrong, or crazy, or depressed. After 2 years of searching for a new doctor I found one. His name is Doctor Rojas and his office was in Inverness FL, He was the only one that was willing to listen to me and he put me in for another surgery. Sure enough he found endo and he burned it off for me. He recommended that I start a pretty serious medicine called Lupron that it could possibly stop the endo. I had to take this medication for 7 months and it basically put me through menopause. When it was over my menstrual cycle resumed to normal and with in 2 mths of going of the meds We got pregnant, ( a time period of about 4 1/2 yrs had passed since the birth of our daughter.) We found out at 6 weeks that we were pregnant with twins, it was very exciting. Unfortunately it just wasn't time for that. I miscarried both twins at around 9 weeks. That was hard. I cannot even describe how it feels. Praise the Lord that 3 mths later I was pregnant with my son who is now 5 yrs old. So now we can almost come current. We moved to Tn from Fl when my son was 2 and when he turned 3 we started trying for our 3rd child. It took two yrs but we are now pregnant. Words cannot express how excited we are. Keep checking the blog because I have a feeling there will be a lot of pregnancy and baby files up for freebies and for sale in the VDBC store. Thanks for reading and sharing in my story!!!

Friday, August 7, 2009

Exciting news!!!!!

I have some exciting news. I have just become the latest designer to join the VDBC team. If you aren't sure who this is or what this is, it is Visual designs by Chris. This is a website that sells digital die cutter files and also has many neat little extras like challenges and a cool Bingo. These are files that can be used with most of the die cutting machines out there. For Example KNK Craft Robo Wishblade, Pazzles, and even Cricut. Isn't that exciting. Ladies do you realize how convenient it is to buy files instead of sitting at your computer trying to think up what font your going to use or which image you want to cut. You know as well as I do part of one of the goals of scrapbooking is finding a way to get great pages without spending 2 or 3 hours on one page.This really helps eliminate some of that time.Another thing is think about how you go into the store like any one of the craft stores out there and you search for that perfect sticker or die cut to add to your page. You finally find it pay anywhere from 2.99 -5.99 and up go to the register buy and then go home and use it. Thats it. You can only use it once. Or you could go to Visual designs by Chris find the category you are searching in, choose a design, purchase it, download it and then it is yours to make again and again for your pages or cards or projects. There are endless possibilities and it is a one time purchase. I think it is awesome and I am so thrilled to be able to offer people fun , cute , and creative die cuts. If anyone has any ideas of things they are looking for let me know. Thanks to everyone at VDBC

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

The Goodness of the Father & Apology for my absentmindness

God is so awesome and he once again proved it to me this morning. Not that he has anything to prove to me. When I got online this morning right there on Yahoo was pictures of the two journalist Euna Lee and Laura ling being reunited with their families. I clicked to watch the slideshow of pics and my heart just broke and the tears started slowly flowing down my face. How joyous of a moment that must have been for these woman. I sit and think about what they must have faced while they were in N.Korea. I cannot imagine the thoughts they must have pondered about their future. In the article it talked about that Laura Ling said they thought they were about to go to a hard labor camp but when they got to where they were going they looked up and seen Bill Clinton. Can you imagine. Some people would say that this has nothing to do with God, but I disagree, God's hand is on these woman and he saved them from the fate of a hard labor camp or even worse death by execution. Thank you Lord.

Now I would like to make an apology to all of the people who posted comments on my blog last week. See I am new to the blog scene and I just found those comments today!! Oh isn't that sad. I will be getting back with you all and showing my appreciation for your positive feedback. Thanks to all and keep reading, just keep reading, just keep reading!!! LOL!

Friday, July 31, 2009

In need of Opinions please!!!



I mentioned in my last post that this blog is going to mainly be about my two favorite things and today I am going to blog about my scrapbooking journey. I have really been in the mood lately to scrapbook and I think it is because of the rain. ( in fact as soon as I am done with this I am loading the kids up and taking a trip to Hobby Lobby) Anywho I have some new designs and I need some input ladies. I am new to the blogging scene and I think it will be a great place for feedback. These designs will be going onto my website next week for sale, but if you like them and let me know now I will email them to you for free. Yes I said for free!!!! One more thing, I am needing all the help I can get so if any of you more experienced bloggers could give me any advice I will be very willing to accept it. I wouldn't mention names or anything but (Sandy and Chris, and many more.) I have seen and read some great blogs.LOL!!! Ok I have to go now and go buy paper and I might try the new glimmer mist it looks so pretty especially on flowers. Talk to you later.












Ok so I really suck at posting for P90x, Yes we are still doing it, We did have to stop for about two weeks while the family went through a terrible stomach flu. I will continue to post about P90x, but just at a monthly basis. I am now redirecting by blog to more family things and of course my favorite hobbies in the world. One of them is the Lord God almighty. This is where I will express what the Lord is speaking to me at the time and then the other is no other than scrapbooking. So please come and check back often you never know what you are going to get. Thanks

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Week 2 of P90x...Legs and Back
Ahh..yes the dreaded legs and back routine. This is our second time doing this and last time we could only do 30 mins of this hour long workout. This is an hour of pull-ups, squats, lunges, and anything else that will make your legs feel like they are on fire. For example we at one point have to put our backs up against the wall and have our legs at a 90 degree angle for 30 second intervals. Talk about your muscles burning!!! I will post afterwards how we did and if we were able to make it for the whole hour. I am praying so, we already feel stronger this week!!!
Getting started with P90x ( the first week)
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ell, first of all let me just say that this aint no sissy girl workout, I don't even think this is the girl's that could kick everyone's butt in the eighth grade workout. Talk about being sore. Kevin and I both ached all over during this week. Who knew that I would be more sore from Yoga than from any of the other workouts. So here is our schedule for the next 3 weeks. Chest and back, plyometrics, shoulders and arms, YogaX, Legs and back, KenpoX and you have to do ab ripper x three times a week I will try to keep everyone posted on our progress and we might try to get some before pics up pretty soon. When we finish we will post our before and after measurements. Kevin and I can both say that even though it has only been a week we both feel stronger!!! 1 week down and 11 weeks to go.
Why P90x?
I have been on alittle bit of a fitness kick for about a year and a half now. First let me define that for you. In January of 2008 I weighed 174 pounds. For those of you that know me you know that 174 lbs is not good for me. I should weigh around 135 or so. But as always my God came through and blessed me with a very intelligent and caring woman named Carmen Zarkowski. Carmen as I know her is a wonderful woman who homeschools her children and also ventures in the educational side of nutrition and fitness. In a nut shell she really knows what she is doing. She sat with me and showed me how to eat and how to work out. I was very disciplined for about six months and in that time I lost 24lbs. I went from a tight 14 to a snug but wearable 10. Yey Me!!! Of course the busyness of life set in and I slowly but surely walked away from my great new eating habits. Not completely but I was breaking just about every rule there was. Well now I want to lose the 15-20 lbs I have left and at the same time get healthy and strong and feel great. During my time of transition my husband had shown an interest in getting healthy also. Our local gym is about 20 min from our house( we live way out in the country) so us meeting there everyday just was not going to happen. I wanted a good steady routine to do at home that would be appealing to both of us. Most of the do at home workouts that you come across are geared toward women and are alittle cheesy for men. When I came across P90x it was the exact opposite. It's totally geared towards men and women and it is very interesting and keeps changing up the whole 90 days. This was something that Kevin was willing to try at home and it was something that both of us could do together without spending hundreds of dollars at the gym. All we needed was some dumbells, a chin up bar, and the dvds, and we were ready to go!!!


Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Welcome to the Little Family Blog,

Hello, and welcome . This blog is going to consist of little things that are happening in our little family. Feel free check back occasionally to see what we are up too. For those of you who do not know us we are a family of four. Kevin and I have a little boy who is 5 and a daughter who is almost 11(in fact monday June 29th is the big day) The motivation behind this blog is the adventure Kevin and I have recently embarked upon. We are in week 2 of our brand new work out called P90x. That is going to be my first posts!!!